Billingsley To Run For District 25 State Senate Seat
Madison – Bill Billingsley, a former health care executive and Republican Party activist from Madison, has announced his intention to run for the State Senate in District 25 in 2015. District 25 includes much of Madison and Ridgeland, along with eight precincts in northeast Jackson.
“I believe that the more people participate at all levels of government, from voting to serving, the better our government will be.” Billingsley said, “I believe it’s especially important for people with a business background to seek elective office. Government needs to run like a business, and I think I can help that happen in the Senate.”
Billingsley was an Army Medical Service Corps officer and health care executive during a 30+ year professional career, the last of which were spent as an owner and Chief Operating Officer of Gilbert’s Home Health and Hospice, one of the largest home health companies in the state. He continues to hold ownership interest in several small businesses in the metro-Jackson area, and is a co-owner of Regent Real Estate, a commercial real estate group in Mississippi and Colorado. He is married to the former Stephanie Huggins, the daughter of the late Bunky Huggins, a longtime State Senator from Greenwood, and together they operate Mississippi Horses, one of the state’s leading equine rescue organizations. He has two daughters, Jenni and Lauren, who live in Austin, TX; a step daughter Avery, a senior at Delta State; and, a step son Michael, a sophomore at Mississippi State.
He holds a bachelors degree in political science from the University of Central Oklahoma, a masters in health care administration from Baylor University and a masters in computer resource management from Webster University. He is on the Madison County Republican Party Executive Committee and has been active in various Republican campaigns and conservative issues. He also served on the board of trustees for Madison Ridgeland Academy and is currently serving on the board of directors at Empower Mississippi.